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LIFE

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Taslima Nasreen, Satanic verses, Free Speech, Salman Rushdie

Midnight's Most Confused Child: What Salman Rushdie's tweet on Kashmir tells us about him

Salman Rushdie feels India is committing an atrocity in Kashmir. Ironically, Rushdie would be killed on sight in Kashmir, which India is trying to protect from the onslaught of global jihadism.

POLITICS

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Islamic laws, Indian Women, Taslima Nasreen, Triple talaq bill

Triple Talaq from Reality: Abolition of the 7th century triple talaq won’t benefit women in 21st century India much

Medieval Triple Talaq was banned in several Islamic nations, including Pakistan and Bangladesh, decades ago. The delay in India shows the painful grip patriarchal religion has here.

POLITICS

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Visa extension, Narendra modi pm, West Bengal, Taslima Nasreen

Permit to reside: I treasure India more than many Indians. UPA targeted me. I hope BJP empowers me to stay

It's been 25 years since Bangladesh closed its doors to me. Despite the chance of living in the West, I chose India out of sheer love. So-called secular forces targeted me. Will others help?

VOICES

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Mamata Banerjee, Taslima Nasreen, India, Bangladesh

Taslima Nasreen: 'If you're truly secular, encourage Muslim women not to wear burqa and introduce a universal civil code. Discard personal laws based on religion'

Taslima Nasreen, noted Bangladeshi author living in exile in India, spoke with Rohit E David on freedom of speech, the Muslim community, Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee, Asaduddin Owaisi and who's challenging radical jihadis.

POLITICS

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Taslima Nasreen, Sheikh Hasina, Myanmar, Bangladesh

Taslima Nasreen writes to Sheikh Hasina: Why do you weep for Rohingyas, but not for me?

You have banished me from Bangladesh, have no sympathy for assassinated atheist bloggers, yet you have opened the doors for the foreign refugees.

VOICES

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Taslima Nasreen, Salman Rushdie, Secularism, India

Indian Muslims are unnecessarily feeling marginalised

It's time to shun godmen, superstition and, of course, communal frenzy.

VOICES

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Muslims, Fundamentalism, Ajanta-Ellora, Taslima Nasreen

Taslima Nasreen: What my Ajanta-Ellora experience taught me

Faced with restrictions and living in exile, acclaimed author of Lajja asks if she has no country, no land to call her own.

POLITICS

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Maharashtra, AIMIM, Aurangabad, Taslima Nasreen

Shame that in BJP-ruled Maharashtra, Taslima Nasreen was dubbed a ‘law and order problem’

The author might have controversial views on Islam, but her freedom of speech should have been guaranteed by the harbingers of good governance in Devendra Fadnavis-led state.

ART & CULTURE

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Book Extract, Taslima Nasreen, Exile, Islam

Truth is, Islam isn't compatible with democracy

[Book extract] Without allowing criticism of Islam, it will be difficult for Muslim countries to separate the State and religion.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
West Bengal, Lajja, Taslima Nasreen

Why everyone hates Taslima Nasreen

The Bangladeshi author regards India as her ‘home’, but she continues to remain a pariah.